Hello, I’m Emily Cohan, MA, PCLC.
I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of concerns such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, and grief. I have experience in traditional and alternative counseling settings working with teens, adults, couples, and families. I practice Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), an evidence-based therapeutic modality designed to help people identify, understand, and improve emotional patterns within relationships (essentially, greater awareness and understanding of yourself = improved conflict resolution and increased closeness with people who matter to you).
What I think about counseling:
All people deserve to be understood holistically—what brings you to counseling is not your whole story, nor does it completely determine your future. Deciding to seek counseling can be an emotional experience in itself, and you will therefore be welcomed into the process at your own pace in a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. Counseling is a collaborative experience; your vulnerability and openness to change allows me to guide you through whatever you would like to work through, overcome, and improve. My goals as your counselor are to support and empower you to better understand your history, regulate your emotional patterns, build new coping skills, and improve your overall wellbeing. Together we will explore your past and present experiences in order to allow you to cultivate a strong foundation for a healthy future, whether you are seeking counseling as an individual, couple, or family.
Who I am as a person and a professional:
My curiosity, sense of humor, down-to-earth style, and genuine empathy for people helps me create space for whatever you may need for healing and growth. My own experiences involving counseling and personal growth, as well as my relentless curiosity for my natural and social environments, motivate me to help people learn about themselves and grow into who they want to be.
I earned my bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Vermont and my master’s in Counseling from Montana State University. I lived in New Jersey, Vermont, and various parts of Montana before deciding to settle in Bozeman, among a strong community of mental health providers. Most of my time out of the office is spent exploring in the mountains with my partner and our dogs and horses.
To contact me directly, please call me at 406-404-6058.